Oprah Winfrey to Auction Off Her Antiques, Home Items for Charity

The media mogul plans to use proceeds for her South African academy's college fund.

Posted: 10/10/2013 12:18 PM EDT
Oprah Winfrey

(Photo: Roshan Perera / Splash News)

Oprah Winfrey fans who wish they could deck their house with some of Oprah's favorite things will soon get a chance to do so and contribute towards a good cause. Next month, the media mogul will be auctioning off art, antiques, furniture and other items for charity from her homes in Montecito, California, Chicago, Maui, and Indiana. Her $85 million mansion in Montecito is undergoing a redesign after Winfrey realized that the grand decor simply wasn't her style.

"I am evolving [and] my taste is too," she said in O magazine. "The gilded mirrors, marble urns, the lavish carpets and sherbet palette – it was all very grand, but it wasn't very true to myself."

Some of the items up for grabs include English George Smith upholstered furniture, a set of embroidered yellow silk Louis XV armchairs, and an 18th century Louis XVI chest that's valued between $30,000 and $50,000. The auction will be hosted by Kaminski Auctions on November 2 at the Santa Barbara Polo Club and Racquet Club in California. Proceeds will go towards the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund for the graduates of her South African school for girls.

To view the items that will be up for auction, visit kaminskiauctions.com on October 18.


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